Xi'an JH-7/FBC-1 Flying Leopard

1st Flight 1988

JH-7 is a dual seat, multi-mission, all-weather, supersonic fighter bomber.

It is capable of long-range air-to-surface strike with high precision and self-defense capability.

Besides carpet bombing, it can also launch stand-off attack against medium or large maritime vessels and ground tactical target’s.

Specifications

Crew: 2

Length: 22.32 m (73 ft 3 in)

Wingspan: 12.8 m (42 ft 0 in)

Height: 6.22 m (20 ft 5 in)

Wing area: 42.2 m2 (454 sq ft)

Empty weight: 14,500 kg (31,967 lb)

Max take-off weight: 28,475 kg (62,777 lb)

Powerplant: 2 × Xian WS-9 Qinling turbofan engines, 54.29 kN (12,200 lbf) thrust each dry, 91.26 kN (20,520 lbf) with afterburner

Performance

Maximum speed: 1,808 km/h (1,123 mph, 976 kn)

Maximum speed: Mach 1.52

Combat range: 1,760 km (1,090 mi, 950 nmi) with one in-flight refueling

900 km (560 mi; 490 nmi) without refueling

Service ceiling: 16,000 m (52,000 ft)

Armament

Guns: 1× 23mm twin-barrel GSh-23L auto cannon, 300 rounds

Hardpoints: 9 in total (6× under-wing, 2× wing-tip, 1× under-fuselage) with a capacity of 9,000 kg (20,000 lb) external fuel and ordnance,

Rockets: 57mm/90mm unguided rocket pods

Missiles

Air-to-air missiles

Anti-ship missiles-

Yingji-8K

Yingji-82K

Air-to-surface missiles-

Anti-radiation missiles-

Yingji

Bombs

Unguided bombs

Laser-guided bombs

Satellite-guided bombs.

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